May 13, 2013

Volume 110, Issue 1

Stories from the May 13, 2013 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Alumna moves from silver screen to Commencement stage

Kerry Washington told David Letterman last week that she is “terrified” for her headlining speech Sunday on the National Mall. But Washington, best known for starring in ABC’s political drama “Scandal,” will be on familiar terrain when she apperas before thousands of families and becomes the first GW graduate to headline Commencement in six years. […]

Highlights from four years at GW

’09-’10 September South Hall opened as the University’s first LEED-certified building. The University’s sole senior-only hall houses 450 students in suites and cost about $75 million to build, becoming one of GW’s most coveted residence halls. During the Class of 2013’s first major on-campus performance, students pelted rapper Sean Kingston with glowsticks, causing the rapper […]

Baseball splits double header, takes series against Rams

Every game is said to count the same as the next, but there are always a few series each year that seem to weigh a little bit heavier. This weekend, GW faced one of those series, as they battled Atlantic 10 foe VCU, taking the series, but dropping the third game and losing hope for […]

A muddy, pop-infused Sweetlife Festival

Muddied grounds and a hunt for ponchos didn’t keep an audience of thousands from enjoying the music. The third annual Sweetlife Festival brought throngs of crop top-wearing concert-goers to Merriweather Post Pavilion Saturday, featuring such headliners as rap phenom Kendrick Lamar, synth-pop rockers Passion Pit and French alternative rock crew Phoenix. Earlier in the day, […]

Staff Editorial: The clock is ticking on the sexual assault policy

A sexual assault happens every two minutes, according to the Department of Justice. Many of these occur on college campuses across the country, and GW is no exception. The University’s sexual assault policy was approved by the Faculty Senate Friday and awaits a Board of Trustees vote this week. But the policy is largely imperfect. […]

Softball team sees season end at hands of Saint Louis

Media Credit: Hatchet File Photo by Jordan Leon The softball team huddles up before a game against St. Bonaventure in April. The Colonials beat the Bonnies 8-0. In a season that saw a 12-game win streak and program-record 27 wins, the once-sizzling Colonials finished their year with a whimper Thursday. In a rematch of its […]